A few years ago I got really skinny. What’s that? You’ve heard that before? About 212 times? Well it doesn’t make it any less true! I did it over the course of a year using the Weight Watchers point system. I was allowed 19 “points” a day, would shoot for 15, and even with cheating I’d fall within the acceptable range and end up dropping a pound or so every week. A few months ago I decided to get serious about losing weight again and signed up online. That’s when I found that my beloved point system was no longer available. It had been replaced with the “Core Plan” which meant I could eat as much as I wanted of their “core” foods. I could never remember what was on the list, so I just went with the “eat as much as I wanted” part. The results were not what I’d hoped.
Yesterday I logged in to the Weight Watchers website and found they’d brought back the points! I didn’t really read much about it, but I noticed my new daily point allowance was 29! Geesh, I have really gained a lot of weight – this was going to be easy! I raced right out to stock up on double-fiber fiber, and found this –
CowRageous chocolate pudding! It’s gluten-free, which I hear is the new big thing, but I wanted it because it has 3 grams of fiber! Yea, me. My guess? 0, maybe 1 point at most.
I came home and began to plug it into the Weight Watchers calculator. What-the-WHAT? They want to know carbohydrates and protein too? Who cares about that? Great. Turns out my high fiber pudding is THREE points.
Arggh. Now I know why I am allowed 29. Three is the new one.
My day –
Breakfast – Eggbeaters with salsa 2 points
Lunch – Lentil Soup with ham 6 points
Dinner – Grilled chicken on salad with light dressing – 5 points
Pudding – 3 points
Chocolate snack – 3 points
Total for the day -19!
Man, aren’t you glad you tuned in? I’m like the Oprah of bloggers. Well, Oprah of the 90’s, before she became the wealthiest human on earth and was just weight obsessed. Hey, look where that got HER. Tune in tomorrow for Thyroid Thursday.